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  • Thursday 24 August

  • Pre School ONLY Sessions for Under 5's :Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-12pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-11am. Larger group discounts available. Prices from $6.70pp (based on 2x toddlers and 1x adult). Safe, self-supervised play sessions with friendly senior Mega Air staff. Children's music, bright coloured toys and games for sensory play. Large family bathroom with baby change table and shower facilities available. You are welcome to bring own snacks to enjoy during toddler only sessions.
    Date: Tue 06 Jun 2017 - Sun 31 Dec 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is a special character state school where all children are able to plan their learning around their personal interests, passions and needs. Students are encouraged to be creative, innovative and take risks with their learning. We run tours fortnightly on Tuesday mornings and encourage you to visit us and feel the energy and enthusiasm for learning. For enquiries please contact Edith on 021 801 718, email tours@aotawhiti.school.nz or visit our website aotawhiti.school.nz
    Date: Tue 08 Aug 2017 - Tue 12 Dec 2017
    Time: 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Little Kickers are offering your centre a free trial session. The sessions are for boys and girls and cater for every developmental stage of each child. Sessions are non-competitive and based around fun, imaginative games. Class sizes are limited to 16 children to ensure enjoyment and fun factor. Cost is $50 per session. For more information please visit www.littlekickers.co.nz or email ececanterbury@littlekickers.co.nz
    Date: Thu 10 Aug 2017 - Thu 30 Nov 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Quality handmade crochet items - beanies, jerseys, dresses, vests, booties, blankets, cardigans. For orders please email Kirsty at popcrochetnz@gmail.com or post a message on facebook - www.facebook.com/popcrochetnz
    Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017 - Sun 31 Dec 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Check out the calendar offering 36 events over 10 days. The programme offers something for every parent, from parents-to-be, through to those with kids who are navigating the teenage years. It's action packed full of wisdom and research-backed advice from great kiwi parenting experts. Many events are free or gold coin entry and no event is over $10.
    Date: Mon 21 Aug 2017 - Thu 31 Aug 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Gill Judge from Serenity Health is visiting local Playcentres to promote her new booklet which contains invaluable information and advice for new mothers and covers a range of topics including nutrition and health post birth plus tips to help maintain healthy and happy relationships post birth. It also contains contacts for a women's physio and a lady who can help with any baby sleep issues. The booklet is written by a mother for mothers. Booklets can be ordered via email.
    Date: Wed 23 Aug 2017 - Sun 31 Dec 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • An Early Childhood teacher from Auckland has recently written, illustrated and published a children's book called "Kuaka visits Samoa". It is a story about a little bird that travels to Samoa to meet the local people, try the food and look around the beautiful country. This book is a great bi-cultural learning tool for children with bright colourful illustrations. There are more titles coming up where Kuaka visits Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Iran, India etc. The price is $16.95 plus postage and handling.
    Date: Thu 24 Aug 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Wednesday 30 August

  • Venue : Sydenham Community Centre, 25-27 Hutchinson Street, Sydenham. Room limit 50. Register today at www.brainwave.org.nz/register For more information please contact Steph Mainprize on 021 668 977 or email steph.mainprize@xtra.co.nz
    Date: Wed 30 Aug 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday 31 August

  • Little Kiwis Nature Play and Woodland Escape are honoured to host the NZ premiere of the NaturePlay film with it's important message and thought-provoking insights. Screening includes discussion on Nature Play. Venue : Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Boulevard and Montreal Streets. General admission : $19.00, tickets on sale 26 July 2017 on eventfinda
    Date: Thu 31 Aug 2017
    Time: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Tuesday 26 September

  • One day knowledge symposium designed to provide information on current understanding on brain development in the early years specific to vulnerable children. Venue : Knox Church, 28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. Cost - $195.50 per person including GST with morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided. Register at www.brainwave.org.nz/shop
    Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Venue : RSA Papanui, 1 Harewood Road, Papanui. Room limit 60. For more information please contact Steph Mainprize on 021 668 977 or email steph.mainprize@xtra.co.nz Register today at www.brainwave.org.nz/register
    Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday 17 October

  • Venue : Hao Room, Te Hapua : Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell. Room limit 150. For more information please contact Steph Mainprize on 021 668 977 or email steph.mainprize@xtra.co.nz Register today at www.brainwave.org.nz/register
    Date: Tue 17 Oct 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday 2 November

  • Venue : Papa Hou, YMCA Christchurch - this mythical story invites the audience to look to where the sky meets the sea for the answers. A fusion of song, dance, puppets, masks, Te Reo Maori and English. Songs from the Sea Waiata o Te Moana unfolds the mysteries and myths of where the first fish came from. $9 per person - one adult free with every 10 paying students, duration 45 minutes. Email - bookingsed@experiencewellington.org.nz or call 04 913 3742.
    Date: Thu 02 Nov 2017
    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday 9 November

  • Venue : Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton. Room limit 100. For more information please contact Steph Mainprize on 021 668 977 or email steph.mainprize@xtra.co.nz Register today at www.brainwave.org.nz/register
    Date: Thu 09 Nov 2017
    Time: 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Wednesday 15 November

  • Every year pre-school, primary and high school children attend the Canterbury A&P Show. A day out at the Show is a day packed full of entertainment and educational opportunities for students of all ages. Prices : Pre-school (under 5's) Free, primary school children $5, high school students $7, adults (helpers) $14. Prices apply for group bookings of 10 or more only. If you would like more information please visit www.theshow.co.nz or phone Bindy on 343 2136. Applications open in April.
    Date: Wed 15 Nov 2017 - Thu 16 Nov 2017
    Time: 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM